Erasmus+ Youth Exchange "I want to break free" 2019Under Pressure? – Find your balance!

ATTENTION: Unfortunately, the Youth Exchange cannot take place this year due to the Corona (COVID-19) crisis. Because of the many restrictions that make it difficult to hold the event and the travel restrictions, we have decided to postpone the Youth Exchange until 2021.

This Erasmus+ Youth Exchange is an opportunity for you to break out of your everyday lives, punch your routines, exchange with others and engage in new experiences. By saying good-bye to digital devices for a week, we aim to increase everyone’s presence during the project. This gives you and us the opportunity to see things from a different perspective, to give creativity free rein and to focus better on ourselves, the group and our well-being. First of all, we will reflect on our usage behaviour concerning digital devices, the internet and social networks and how these impact our well-being and mental health. The focus is directed away from digital devices and towards freedom, well-being and the connection with oneself, others and nature. With non-formal learning methods, we focus on individual needs and learning goals and support the development of key competences.


… to spend a week with 40 young people from 6 different countries?
… to reflect on the impact technologies and social media have on your well-being?
… to disconnect yourself from technologies and your daily life for 5 days?
… to experience a digital detox and reconnect with the real world and those around you?
… to develop your competences through non-formal learning?
… to be a part of a cultural exchange and get in touch with languages and customs from other countries?


… live in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Lithuania, Slovenia or Spain
… are between 16 and 25 years old
… have a basic level of English in order to participate in the programme

The Erasmus+ YOUTH EXCHANGE takes place in the EUROPAHAUS in Neumarkt in der Steiermark, AUSTRIA from the 14th to 21st of July 2020. Together we will participate in team building activities, games and workshops connected to the topic and leisure time activities. The whole program is accompanied by a supported reflection process. We will spend the week in a medieval castle, where we will be accommodated in shared dormitories with shared bathrooms. All costs for meals and accommodation during the Youth Exchange are covered by Erasmus+: Youth in Action. There will be no participation fee for participants. Travel costs are going to be reimbursed up to a maximum of 275 Euro per person, depending on the distance between home town and Neumarkt in der Steiermark.

You can apply by filling in the following ONLINE FORM, which is available until the 31th of May 2019. In order to apply you need to be between 16 to 25 years old, have a basic level of English to participate in the program and to live in one of the six partner countries of the Erasmus+ project (AUT, CRO, DEN, LIT, SLO, ESP). The selection of participants is based on the individual agreements with the partner organisations, JEF Styria reserves the right to refuse applications for any reason. Don’t hesitate to contact Marion (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!) if you have any questions.

This project is funded by Erasmus+: Youth in Action, Alps-Adriatic-Alliance and Land Steiermark – Bildung und Gesellschaft.